Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay contest. The ideas discussed in many of the essays reaffirmed our commitment to free speech and it was inspiring to see so many of you take part in this contest.
We are happy to announce this year’s winner for the following prompt.
"In the past year, college campuses from Berkeley to Middlebury have seen widespread student protests against speakers brought to their respective campuses. While many contend that students are exercising their right to protest, others argue that student protests have reached the point where they now drown out the voices they disagree with. This debate is not limited to educational settings; here at the City Club, we saw community members speaking both in favor and in opposition of Corey Lewandowski speaking from our stage. With these opposing perspectives in mind, how should institutions determine to whom they provide a public platform?"
1st place: Alison Xin, Hathaway Brown School
2nd place: Albert Zhu, Solon High School
3rd place: Jasmine Hanna-Funk, Hathaway Brown School
Honorable Mention: Mary Conley, Shaker Heights High School; Anna Croyts, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy; Timothy Huang, Solon High School; Josie Lowell, Shaker Heights High School
1st place: Shruthi Ravichandran, Hathaway Brown School
2nd place: Zuha Jaffar, Hathaway Brown School
3rd place: Jackson Slater, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Honorable Mention: Nick Ayad, Lake Ridge Academy; Maddie Critzer, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy; Mia Dzamesi, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy